Bailieborough News Thursday 28th November 2019

Bailieborough News. November 28th   2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

Santa’a Coming to Town: All Roads Lead to Bailieborough Saturday 30th For Switching on of our Towns Christmas Lights!!

Santa will be back in Bailieborough on Saturday evening next, the 30th  of November at the Market Square. After a great turn out last year, Santa has brought more helpers and promises you won’t be waiting as long In the cold. The Lights will be switched on at 4.45pm. As in previous years, the ‘Tractor Parade of Lights’ will be bringing Santa to town and it is hoped that they will pass through the town around 5.00pm. Santa and his elves will be arriving shortly after to visit all the kids. Lots of hard work has gone into the installation of the town Christmas Lights and it would be a lovely gesture if a huge crowd showed up at the turning on of the Lights.  Everyone welcome.

Bailieborough Community Alert: A Bailieborough Community Alert meeting will take place on next Monday evening, 2nd of December, in the Shamrock Suite of the Bailie Hotel at 8pm. The subject of the meeting will be Drug and Crime Awareness. A big attendance hoped for on the night. Please contact Kevin Carolan on 0863759627 for futher details. All welcome.

Christmas Fairs: Bailieborough Creative Hub are organising Christmas Fairs for the next few weeks and in a change from from previous weeks, the Fair will take place on Saturday, 30th November – from 2pm to 8pm (Santa arriving in town and Christmas Lights switch on) in the newly renovated Bailieborough Courthouse.
Sunday, 7th December – 12pm to 5pm.
Sunday, 14th December – 12pm to 5pm.

Contemporary and handcrafted gifts, arts, crafts, cards, artisan bakes and more. To book a table or for enquires, please email us at

 Bridge: Bridge Results for Tuesday, 5th  November: First ,Joy Jameson and Teresa O’Reilly. Second: Rosaleen Mackey and Elizabeth Murphy. Best Gross: Kathy O Sullivan and Ita Clarke. Third: Helen Clarke and Kathleen McArdle.
Results for Tuesday, 12th  November: First: Anne Brady and Gemma McCabe. Second: Sean Kelleher and Betty McCaffrey. Best Gross : Kathleen McArdle and Teresa O’Reilly. Third: Kathlen Keenan and Pattie Clarke.
Results for Tuesday, 19th  November. The Bee O’ Reilly Cup: Winners – Joy Jameson and Teresa O’Reilly.
Bridge takes place in the Hotel Bailie on every Tuesday evening and new members are always most welcome.

 Congratulations and Well Done: Congratulations and Well Done to the Bailieborough Drama Group who have qualified for the All Ireland Drama Festival Finals which are taking taking place in Cork from Friday, December 6th to Sunday, December 8th.
The Group are performing ‘The Shape’ on this Friday and Saturday night in the Cornmill Theatre in Carrigallen along with Cornmill who have also qualified. The following Wednesday night December 4th , just before the Group head to the All Irelands, they will perform in Mullagh Hall where they will be joined by Millrace Drama Group.

Bailieborough Branch: Irish Red Cross: The Christmas Community Dinner Party takes place in the Bailie Hotel on Wednesday, December 4th at 6.30pm. Anyone interested in attending is asked to contact Julie at 086 896 8928 or Helen at 087 753 1658. Admission is €10 per person.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes:

Sunday 1st December: Bailieborough 10:45am– Holy Communion, Creche, Sunday Club, Youth Fellowship, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon–Morning Prayer.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to mother Edith and brothers, Robert and David on the death of Margaret Branyan, “Uphill”, Carnagarve, Baileborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully at Cavan General Hospital on Thursday, November 21st, 2019. Margaret was predeceased by her late father Wilbert Branyan.  Margaret will be sadly missed by her Mother, brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces, grandnephew, relatives and friends. Margaret’s Cremation Service took place at Lakelands Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Cavan on Saturday afternoon, 23rd  November.

Bailieborough Social Day Centre: Annual Christmas Party takes place in the Bailie Hotel on Wednesday, November 27th at 3.00pm, for all members. Music, song and dance afterwards.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd.: wish to thank all the performers, sponsors and each and everyone who came to support us and our recent concert. A total of €5,270 was raised. Thank you.

School ‘Open Evening’: East Knockbride N.S. Enrolment for Sept 2020. Open Evening in the School on Thursday evening, 28th November 2019, between 6pm and 7pm. Parents and children welcome to attend.

Vincent’s Shop, Bailieborough:Why not come in and enjoy our ‘Black Friday Weekend Specials’ on Friday, Saturday and Monday. We have our ‘Pick your own Discount’ event, followed by our ‘Toy Tuesday’ event in time for Christmas. Hope to see you there!!! 

We are urgently seeking donations of Gents and Ladies clothing, especially Winter Coats, also paper and plastic bags that we can use in Vincent’s Shop. Thank You for all your kind donations of clothes, toys, bric-a-brac and for generously buying from the shop. All money raised is used for local deserving causes.

 Bailieborough Women’s Group: Last meeting for this term on Friday next, November 29th from 2.00pm to 4.00pm, in the Community Centre. Balance for our trip to ‘Mamma Mia’ due on this date—plus interesting activity.

Industrious Bailieborough:

Copies of Bailieborough Heritage Society book entitled ‘Industrious Bailieborough’ funded by the Peace IV Programme and distributed free, are now depleted. The Society plan to have a further quantity in print by December 7th. These will be on sale from committee members, Bailie Stores and Hall’s newsagents. An ideal stocking filler!!!

Family Time at your Library: ‘Family Time at Your Library’ is a nationwide celebration in Libraries in December. We’re inviting families to join us on Saturday, 7th  December for fun events for all ages. Amongst the activities will be, Puppet Shows, Art Workshops, Christmas Storytime and Treats!!

Timetable of Events: 11.00am to 12 noon: ‘The Christmas Adventure’, Puppet Show—Lively fun with the wonderful McCormick’s Puppets. Suitable for all ages. Booking essential at 042 9665779.

3.30pm to 5.15pm: Festive Art Workshop with the Artful Badger. Suitable for 5 to 10 year olds. Booking essential at 042 9665779.

 4.00pm: Christmas Storytime: Christmas Stories and Colouring. Suitable for 3 to 7 year olds. No booking required–just come along!!

All welcome and it is free!!

Christmas Parade of Lights: The Annual ‘Christmas Parade of Light’ Tractor Run and Family Fun Day is being held on Saturday, 30th November, at Killinkere Leisure Centre. All children welcome to take part in Peddle toy Kid’s parade at 2pm. Tractor run starting at 4pm, Registration is €20 per tractor from 12 noon. All proceeds are in aid of the Children’s Ward in Cavan General Hospital.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extend to sister Máire, brother-in-law Vincent, sister-in-law Pat, nieces Sorcha and Clíodhna, nephews Cathal, Daire and Shane, grand-nieces Aoibhín, and Aisling, grand-nephews Ferdia and Eoghan, the “Our Lady’s Gang”, relatives and a wide circle of friends on the death of Fionnuala Maher, Park Vale, Dundrum, Dublin, Ballinderry, Mullingar and Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away peacefully, in the devoted care of the doctors and nurses of the Oncology Team at The Beacon Hospital, Dublin on Thursday, November 21st , 2019. Fionnuala was predeceased by her parents Tom and Mary and older brother Colm.  Fionnuala’s Funeral Mass took place on Sunday, November 24th  in Walshestown Church, Walshestown, Mullingar followed by burial in the family plot in the adjoining cemetery.

Mains Flushing: Water Mains Flushing is scheduled to take place to the water supply in Bailieborough and the surrounding areas until Saurday, November 30th. Mains Flushing may cause supply discolouration of the water and it is recommended that you allow 2—3 hours after the restoration time of 7.00pm for your supply to fully return. Please take note of the following number and enter it into the search bar, on desktop, laptop or phone should you wish to get an update: CAV00011337.

St. Brigid’s National School, Tunnyduff: Open and Enrolment Evening on Thursday, 5th December from 5– 7 PM. All current parents and children are invited to attend. New parents who have children to enrol in 2020 are especially welcome.

Bailieborough School of Music

Lotto results for 16-11-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 6, 7, 12, 17.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Sean Keane; Charlene Fisher; Tom A Leddy; Peter McConnell.

Lotto results for 23-11-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 2, 10, 25, 28.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Rosemarie Cooney; Philip and Irene McEntee; Elizabeth Ruxton; Gavin Mackey. Next week’s Jackpot €7,000.

Shoebox Appeal for the Homeless:  Just a few ideas for the Shoe Box appeal for the Homeless, which when completed, you can drop off in Tesco, Bailieborough.
Shampoo,shower gel,wipes, face cloth,  roll on deodorant.
Toothpaste ,toothbrush.
Puzzle book /magazines.
Sweets and treats.
Hats ,scarves,gloves,pjs
Colouring books, pencils and markers ,puzzle books.
Toiletries..shower gel ,shampoo, wipes,  tooth brushes/toothpaste.
Sweets and maybe a small toy.
All will be distributed to Homeless Shelters where the need is greatest.
Tesco, Bailieborough will be a drop off point until the 29th  of November.
Thank you in advance.

Citizen’s Information: The service takes place every Tuesday from 1.30pm to 2.30pm in the Library— providing information, advice and advocacy supports to everyone on Social welfare, employment, Pensions, Health, Tax etc… No appointment necessary.

Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’: ‘Lend a Hand’ is for the elderly and vulnerable in the Bailieborough area. Just give us a call if you need a job done, or even just a chat. Phone Ann on 042 9694825.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for December and January : The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church– December 1st (Sunday, 12.30pm), December 14th (Saturday, 1.30pm), December 15th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and Sunday, December 29th (Sunday, 12.30pm), January 11th (Saturday, 1.30pm), January 12th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and January 26th (Sunday, 12.30pm).  

Bailieborough Library: The Craft Group are still going strong with many great memories and hopefully more to come! Not just a craft group, but a place to come, have a cuppa, learn new talents, make new friends and feel very welcome. Everyone is welcome every Friday morning drop in from 10am to 1pm!

Book Club 6pm-7pm on the last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information, contact: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.

Christmas Craft and Gift Fair, Sunday 1st December, 12-5pm, Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, free admission.

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 25th November 2019

League Champions!

A clinical and decisive win for our Under 17s in the league final in challenging conditions in Kingspan Breffni. A solid first 10 minutes, with a few early goals settled the lads down and set the tone for the rest of the half. Woodford came back physically strong, early in the second half but our lads weathered the storm well and with another couple of well taken goals and points ran out convincing winners. Congratulations to all. More silverware for this group most of whom will still be under 17 for the next couple of years.

Congrats to management of Shane, Kathryn and Pat.

Under 11/13;

Under 13s are now finished for the year. If we can secure an indoor venue then the Under 11s will squeeze in another couple of sessions. Players will receive a text.

Under 9;

The Under 9s are flying now they have a full hour to themselves. Great numbers too!UGreat numbers at our new Under 7 training. All seem to be enjoying it. Three more weeks and then the Christmas break.

The week ahead;

Friday; Under 7 6-7pm. Under 9 7-8pm both in the Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall. €3 each and bring your bottle of water.Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.